NCHHSTP Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Program

2021 Information for Incoming EIS Officers

NCHHSTP Office of the Director

Welcome to the National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP).

Our mission is to save lives, protect people, and reduce health disparities associated with HIV, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and tuberculosis (TB).

Every year, millions of Americans are infected with HIV, viral hepatitis, STDs, or TB. Tens of thousands die or experience debilitating complications because of these infections. HIV, viral hepatitis, STDs, and TB often share overlapping risk factors and disease interactions and disproportionately affect racial and ethnic minorities, men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, and other vulnerable populations.

EIS officers in NCHHSTP have the opportunity to do impactful work that saves lives, protects people, and reduces health disparities by preventing and controlling these infections domestically and internationally. Our center has a rich tradition of providing exceptional supervision and training of EIS officers and is known for its diversity of epidemiologic, clinical, biological, psychosocial/behavioral, policy, and other public health approaches.

With hundreds of scientists across our center and numerous partners in communities, states, and nations around the world, NCHHSTP offers EIS officers vast opportunities for collaboration. We invite you to explore the exciting opportunities available in our divisions.

NCHHSTP Office of the Director

Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH, RADM, USPHS

Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH, RADM, USPHS

Director
(EIS 1995)

Benedict I. Truman, MD, MPH

Benedict I. Truman, MD, MPH

Associate Director for Science
(EIS 1983)

Adam Langer DVM, MPH

Adam Langer DVM, MPH

EIS Program Co-Lead
(EIS 2006)

Christine Agnew-Brune, PhD, MPH

Christine Agnew-Brune, PhD, MPH

EIS Program Co-Lead
(EIS 2016)

Laura Cooley, MD, MPHTM

Laura Cooley, MD, MPHTM

EIS Conference Scientific
Program Committee Representative
(EIS 2012)

Donna Benton, BS

Donna Benton, BS

EIS Program Assistant

2021 EIS Positions at NCHHSTP

Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH)

School-Based Surveillance Branch
NCHHSTP-DASH-SBSB-Georgia-2021-01
Primary Supervisor: Jonetta Mpofu (EIS 2012)
Secondary Supervisors: Susan Hocevar (EIS 2009) and Katie Krause (EIS 2018)

Division of HIV Prevention (DHP)

HIV Incidence and Case Surveillance Branch
Primary Supervisor: Katie Curran (EIS 2014)
Secondary Supervisors: Paul McClung (EIS 2016) and Anne Marie France (EIS 2008)
Pre-match Data Modernization Initiative EISO: David Philpott

Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP)

Epidemiology and Statistics Branch
NCHHSTP-DSTDP-ESB-Georgia-2021
Primary Supervisor: Alison Ridpath (EIS 2012)
Secondary Supervisors: Winston Abara (EIS 2015) and Jeremy Grey

Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE)

Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Outbreak Investigations Branch
NCHHSTP-DTE-SEOIB-Georgia-2021
Primary Supervisor: Jonathan Wortham (EIS 2011)
Secondary Supervisors: Julie Self (EIS 2015) and Sarah Talarico

Division of Viral Hepatitis (DVH)

EIS Officers at NCHHSTP

NCHHSTP EIS Officers in Action!

NCHHSTP EIS Officers in Action!

NCHHSTP EIS Officers in Action!

NCHHSTP EIS Officers in Action!

Amish Team Lead- EISO Amish Talwar (EIS 2019) leads a team meeting during an Epi-Aid in Ohio

Amish Team Lead- EISO Amish Talwar (EIS 2019) leads a team meeting during an Epi-Aid in Ohio

EIS officer Amish Talwar (EIS 2019) tries to remain incognito while investigating a cluster of TB cases in Arkansas

EIS officer Amish Talwar (EIS 2019) tries to remain incognito while investigating a cluster of TB cases in Arkansas

EIS Officer Noah Schwartz (EIS 2019) practices presenting his exit presentation during an Epi-Aid in Delaware

EIS Officer Noah Schwartz (EIS 2019) practices presenting his exit presentation during an Epi-Aid in Delaware

Epi-Aid team members relaxing after a hard week’s work

Epi-Aid team members relaxing after a hard week’s work

EIS officer Noah Schwartz (EIS 2019) updates his social media feed that he has just figured out how to task his DTBE supervisor Kristine Schmit to do all his work

EIS officer Noah Schwartz (EIS 2019) updates his social media feed that he has just figured out how to task his DTBE supervisor Kristine Schmit to do all his work

Epi-Aid team in Delaware working from their second office at Panera

Epi-Aid team in Delaware working from their second office at Panera

Anne Kimball (EIS 2019) gets her PPE set before heading in to swab patients

Anne Kimball (EIS 2019) gets her PPE set before heading in to swab patients

Nicholas Deputy (DASH EISO 2018; left), Samira Sami (DHAP EISO 2018; center), and Erin Blau (Kentucky EISO 2018; right) participate in an Epi-Aid kick-off meeting in the Cincinnati-metro area, 2018

Nicholas Deputy (DASH EISO 2018; left), Samira Sami (DHAP EISO 2018; center), and Erin Blau (Kentucky EISO 2018; right) participate in an Epi-Aid kick-off meeting in the Cincinnati-metro area, 2018

Samira Sami (DHAP EISO 2018) reviews a case definition with colleagues during an Epi-Aid to understand an increase in new HIV diagnoses in the Cincinnati-metro area, 2018.

Samira Sami (DHAP EISO 2018) reviews a case definition with colleagues during an Epi-Aid to understand an increase in new HIV diagnoses in the Cincinnati-metro area, 2018.

Erin Blau (Kentucky EISO 2018; left), Samira Sami (DHAP EISO 2018; second from left), Nicholas Deputy (DASH EISO 2018; second from right), and Nathan Furukawa (DHAP EISO 2018; right) take a break for ice cream after presenting findings to local partners during an Epi-Aid in the Cincinnati-metro area, 2018

Erin Blau (Kentucky EISO 2018; left), Samira Sami (DHAP EISO 2018; second from left), Nicholas Deputy (DASH EISO 2018; second from right), and Nathan Furukawa (DHAP EISO 2018; right) take a break for ice cream after presenting findings to local partners during an Epi-Aid in the Cincinnati-metro area, 2018

Nathan Furukawa (DHAP EISO 2018) presents findings to local partners during an Epi-Aid in the Cincinnati-metro area, 2018

Nathan Furukawa (DHAP EISO 2018) presents findings to local partners during an Epi-Aid in the Cincinnati-metro area, 2018

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